City Council Votes Down Bojangles Coliseum Rezoning Plan

CHARLOTTE, NC — A plan for an amateur sports complex in east Charlotte is officially out.  Monday, Charlotte City Council nixed a rezoning request for land around Bojangles Coliseum.

City staff says Monday’s decision creates flexibility for future redevelopment options on the site at Bojangles Coliseum.  However, no other options were mentioned in Monday’s meeting.

WCCB Charlotte was there when Council members approved to withdraw a rezoning request tied to Goodsports.  The developer wanted to build a $40 million sports complex next to Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium.  

But that plan went down the drain back in February when Goodsports sent the City Manager a letter asking for a one-year time out to get the financing needed.  That’s when the city began the process of withdrawing its request to rezone the land.

There are still plans to renovate the building.  Last week, City Council approved spending nearly $1 million to replace the seats in the Coliseum.  That money is coming from the Hospitality and Tourism Fund, which can only be used on projects to bring more visitors to Charlotte.